Shkodran Mustafi has heaped praise on Unai Emery following Arsenal stretching their unbeaten run to 14 matches.
The Gunners came from a goal down to snatch a draw against Liverpool on Saturday.
Arsenal take on Sporting Lisbon on Thursday night with just a point enough to confirm their progression into the knockout stages.
Despite the run, many had been dismissive towards Emery’s impact, citing that Arsenal had not played anyone of serious note to threaten their good form.
However, the draw at home to Liverpool responded to the critics and Mustafi says that game on Saturday provided a landmark moment for the side in their development.
“He’s someone who really know what he wants from each player,” said the German of Emery’s influence since he replaced Arsene Wenger in the summer.
“He tells you exactly what he wants you to do, but gives you freedom to expose your talent.”
“I feel there’s a good mix between disciple and freedom.
“We try to work as a team, building up from the back. When we don’t have it, we press and defend from the front.
“When we have the ball, we’re all offensive players. When we lose the ball, we’re all defensive players.
“Against Liverpool, it was the first game where we came out from the first minute and were everywhere until the 90th.”
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